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Singer, songwriter and producer Tone Jonez joins Rox Ran & Emile Danero on new track!

Ohio artist Rox Ran has Delaware artist Emile Danero jump on a track produced by singer, songwriter and producer Tone Jonez. The song titled “Running Back To You” features Rox Ran on the 1st and 3rd verse, Emile Danero on the second verse, and Tone Jonez on the hook along with Tone Jonez also being the producer of the beat. Emile Danero is gearing for his 5 city west coast tour starting June 11th 2015. Also check out Emile Danero’s feature in the Freshman edition XXL magazine which has already hit stores worldwide! More about: Randy Christopher Jenkins Jr better

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Lisa Williams: “Junk” – as close to a home run as you can get on your first swing!

Lisa Williams has released her first solo project “Junk”, under the Carrillo Music label, after securing a Billboard Top 25 position with “Awake” in a collaborative work with Grammy nominated House legend Eddie Amador, under the same label. “Junk” includes a remix package from Hoxton Whores, The Guru Project, Lizzie Curious & Kissy Sell Out. Deep, funky, hypnotic and playful is how I can best describe this track. It is, especially for a solo debut, as close to a home run as you can get on your first swing. “Junk” brings back that swing vibe which was very popular back

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La Jungla by Ralphi Rosario ft. Julissa Veloz – keep you grooving and moving!

La Jungla by Ralphi Rosario ft. Julissa Veloz is everything that you would expect from someone like Ralphi Rosario (and that is the ultimate compliment!). It is a well thought out, flawlessly mixed journey of a great dance track. In my opinion, a great progressive, house, dance song should keep you grooving and moving the whole way through – not thinking, scheming or fantasizing about rubbish, like a lot of them seem to be doing these days. The minute a dance track shifts the emphasis from your feet, it is no longer doing what it is ultimately intended to do-

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Jordan Carroll: “You Know That I Know” – captures the most sustained ache or joy through a musical verse

The young Phoenix native, Jordan Carroll’s upcoming single release, “You Know That I Know,” blends the most immediate instrumental and lyrical details with an elaborate web of traditional musical roots. This body of work reaches out wide to draw in the blues, folk, rock and just about everything else, with a touch of the troubadour in it. The result is a fully realized song that takes you on an artful journey, with the highest of highs and wretched lows of love wrapped all inside its storyline – sometimes at the same time. On the surface, someone looking for a casual

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Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer: “Gal SkinOut Like Fruit” – highly infectious dancehall riddims

Critics of modern dancehall are quick to point a finger at several rather large and overlying issues in the dance which signal the `changing of the times’ of dancehall. The three largest of these issues are slackness in the dancehall, the actual arguments and public disagreements between the artists and musicians themselves and lastly the obvious shift of overall violence within the music. As the roots side of the music seems to get more and more pure and back to the vibes where it originated, dancehall, at least according to the critics, has taken a turn for the worse from

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Sasan Soury: “Mirage” will appeal to the masses

I’ve listened to Sasan Soury’s “Mirage” straight down several times now, and it’s pretty great. It’s highly produced and more layered than some of Sasan’s other work. The lyrics are inspired, the tune is catchy, and the blend of Eastern/Western sounds are extremely engaging and satisfying. I also very much appreciate the positive messages in the song, that runs so counter to much of the messaging in the music market these days. Sasan’s music is just so lovely and uplifting and can put anyone in a great mood. Sasan Soury comes across as the life of the party. He seems

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Pat Er’son: “Don’t Cry feat. Destyn Hill” – consistently dope and entertaining!

Pat Er’son not only is he an artist, he also is a producer and author. With an upcoming LP (The Moment) and a new book called “Before I Say I Do” Pat Er’son shows off his many gifts and talents with his new project “Don’t Cry feat. Destyn Hill”. First off let me say, I really didn’t expect much from this single. I expected it to be a typical underground rap song album. Boy was I wrong! To be honest, I didn’t know much about Pat Er’son other than he has another fresh track doing the rounds, called “#Work”. I

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Pepper Stevens: “Drawing on the Walls” – unflinchingly honest, unrepentant songs!

Pepper Stevens was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He now resides in Newport News, Virginia. Along with being an author, he is a singer-songwriter with the albums, “Drawing on the Walls” and “Daylight across the Shadows” plus various singles out now. The oldest of five siblings he has traveled the United States to just about every state. Writing and music are his passions. However, he says that his most prized accomplishment is that of his four year old daughter. “Drawing on the Walls”, with unflinchingly honest, unrepentant songs like “The Ghost is Me” and “I’m Not All Right,” as

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“Jessica” featuring Juice Lucafo – Bruce Lev is such a terrific songwriter here!

Bruce Lev is a singer/songwriter and producer heavily influenced by the Beatles and many other classic rock-n-roll bands from the 60s and 70s. He has received several awards for songwriting, released his debut CD on 12-12-12, and was the winner of the 2014 Artists In Music Awards “Best Adult Contemporary Artist”. In 2014 Bruce’s song “Catwoman” made the ballot for the 57th Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Song”. In 2015 Bruce released his song “Jessica” to widespread critical acclaim and will be up for consideration in the 58th Grammy Awards. “Jessica” is an adult contemporary ballad about the heartbreak felt

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thisiswar: “The Lonely Life of a Space Traveler” – lo-fi indie folk-rock with a psychedelic twist

thisiswar came to life as the solo imprint of song-writer Travis Wright, who began his career back in 1998. The project’s lo-fi indie-folk sound and alt-rock roots set out to evolve, bend, twist and echo over the sound of 3 studio albums and 37 unreleased personal albums, featuring songs that have been covered by artists the likes of Lovedrug and Sierra Swan. The project’s 2014 release “Rooftops” saw Travis collaborating with a full line-up of musicians sporting wildly different backgrounds. The latest album by thisiswar, “The Lonely Life of a Space Traveler”, includes guest appearances by Nicole Fiorentino / Backing

Toya Nash: “Him…” Edgy, Raw and Impassioned

Toya Nash is a classically trained mezzo-Soprano, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan. She is also an accomplished actress of both stage and screen and can be seen in the feature, Trapped.

Toya also founded The LANA Company, her own line of natural bath and body products, as well as being the founder of Coach Your Craft, a coaching company for voice and acting. Toya is a strong believer in giving back, and often sponsors children and teens by offering free voice and acting workshops through Coach Your Craft.

Toya Nash has just released her debut EP, Him…, and she is currently performing at various venues throughout the US.

Toya has one heck of a voice and the kind of secure yet relaxed performance style which carries the Ep through with convincing, energetic and charismatic flair. She puts so much feeling and meaning into every track, you’ll feel the words hit your chest. The passion she delivers, makes you to feel how good this music is.

The Ep has a sound all of its own. It achieves a superb balance between professional production and understated clean minimalistic sound. It’s clear, crisp and uncluttered, and the compositions are strong enough to stand proud against some of the classics of this genre. The acoustic guitar and bass riffs will probably cause a few jaws to drop too, as they are just sublime in places. Toya’s sound is rugged R&B, dipped into heartrending soul, and all spiced up with a sprinkling of pop and rock.

My absolute favorites, “No Pressure” and “Let Me In,” are edgy, raw and impassioned. This is exactly where I think Toya should be. Her handling of slowly calibrated laments, is really overwhelming. This is the sound of a gifted artist who has created an extremely accomplished piece of art.

I could use dozens of superlatives but nothing could properly express my joy over the songs on this Ep, which are both organic sounding yet very sophisticated. So what’s so good about it? Well… everything really, but most of all Toya’s voice, which goes from soft and pure, to intense and confident. Sometimes in the same song.

She sounds so authentic, so real, and so unique, while the music creates stunning backdrops for her vocal deliveries, whether languid like “No Pressure,” or upbeat and groovy on “Nobody Like You.” The songs arouse all kinds of emotions from the beginning to the end, it takes you on a musical journey that will desperately leave you wanting more.

“Him…” sums up Toya Nash’s considerable talents. She has a fantastic voice, full of emotion, and is able to relate complex feelings in a simple form. This is the mark of a true vocal artist.

Hopefully next time around, Toya will deliver us a full length album, to bathe our ears in, as the four-tracks on this Ep is just a wicked teaser!

Multi-talented artist, Toya Nash

Multi-talented artist, Toya Nash

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